2016 Research and Educational Projects … Multiple Learning Opportunities

By Gary Shafer Albert Einstein stated, “Once you stop learning, you start dying”.. That being the case, then we’re pleased to announce that we are still very much alive! This coming season we have a variety of projects that will aid in solidifying our position as a premier source for agricultural and horticultural information.  We’ve … Read more…

Soil Testing for Improved Vegetable & Row Crop Production & Profit

Steve Bogash and Gary Shafer Managing soil nutrient levels is the first step in creating an abundance of high quality produce or crops.  The first step in this process is pre-plant soil testing nutrients followed by the application of nutrients based on the test results. Many fertilizer outlets or consultants offer soil sampling services, and … Read more…

Farming Like You Expect Bacterial Disease

One consistent theme over the past several years has been the specter of dealing with bacterial diseases in our tomato fields and high tunnels.  Bacterial speck, spot, and canker have become regular challenges for tomato growers.  In spite of these challenges, it is possible to grow profitable tomato crops even with these challenges hanging over … Read more…